Pagani finally gives up the tease on the Pagani Huayra and officially releases all the information and a full gallery of Huayra photos.
Pagani Huayra. It started with a tease. And then scans of Car Magazine’s Spanish edition leaked out on to the net. We decided we may as well show the first official photo of the Pagani Huayra as the world had already seen the scans. But now its all official and we have the full set of Huayra photos and press release with the detail.
And yes, as we said when we published the first Huayra photo, Pagani’s newest creation isn’t as individual as the Zonda. But it is the difficult ‘Second Album’ and the looks do grow on you. Honest. It’s derivative rather than ground-breaking but that could ultimately be its strength. We’ll have to wait and see.
But there’s no arguing with the oily bits. Power comes from a custom-built V12 AMG with over 700 horses and 740lb/ft of torque. And that’s in standard spec. There will be a more hardcore version with an extra 30 horses and 110lb/ft of torque.
Performance in standard spec is said to be 3.3 seconds to 60mph and a top speed of 230mph. That’s possible thanks not just to the extremely powerful AMG V12 – which despite Pagani’s earlier denial is based on the SL65’s V12 (well, the bottom end) – but the less than porky kerbweight of 1350kg. The Huayra puts is power down through a seven-speed paddle-shift ‘box, built by UK specialist XTRAC.
Stability – particularly as speed – is helped by four air flaps – one at each corner – which act independently to maintain optimum airflow across the Huayra – just like an aircraft wing – and modify the downforce to aid acceleration and braking as well as pushing the Huayra in to the ground during cornering.
Inside the Huayra is a touch of Zonda meets Spyker. Lashings of leather and aluminium and a central multi-function display that shows information relevant to driving when in sport mode and a trip computer when you select the Comfort mode.
The center console aluminum is machined from a single block of anticorodal and inspired by the keys of a clarinet, with push buttons for controlling the heating and air conditioning. The central touch screen high-definition multimedia system is the heart of the vehicle for the control of audio functions, satellite navigation, Bluetooth phone and secondary functions. There is also much more room than in the Zonda. The Huayra is a proper, grown-up supercar.
Pagani still has a way to go with the Huayra. We don’t think it’s yet ready to put in to production and we still believe it will be 2012 before the Huayra reaches customers. But ultimately it’s how it performs that will define it – much more so than how it looks. And the looks do grow, even if the Huayra seems an anticlimax to the theatrical splendour that is the Zonda.
And for what Pagani has to say on the Huayra – check out the Pagani Huayra press release.
Pagani Huayra Specifications
- Engine: Mercedes-AMG V12 Bi-Turbo M158
- Displacement: 5980 cc
- Power:> 700cv
- Torque:> 1000 Nm
- Transmission: 7-speed sequential cross. AMT robotic system with driving programs
- Length: 4605mm
- Wheelbase: 2795mm
- Height: 1169mm
- Width: 2036mm
- Dry weight: 1350 kg
- Weight distribution: 44% front 56% rear
Pagani Huayra Photo Gallery
(40 photos – click any thumbnail for full gallery)